economics and public policy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and a B.A. in political science from Brown University.


Timothy J. Hoff, Ph.D., is associate professor of health policy and management in the Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior at the Statte University of New York (SUNY) at Albany. Dr. Hoff received his B.S. in business administration from SUNY Albany and his Ph.D. in public administration and policy from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. His areas of expertise include strategic planning and evaluation, health care policy, medical sociology, primary care delivery, organization theory and behavior, organizational change and innovation, organizational design, and public health genomics. Dr. Hoff ’s current research focuses on the evolution of primary care medicine, newborn screening policy in the United States, and the redesign of healthcare delivery settings for more effective chronic disease management. Recently, he was engaged in patient safety research examining the role of organizational culture in creating safer clinical environments. He also has completed a national study of state newborn screening programs and issues related to long-term follow-up of newborns identified with genetic and metabolic disorders. This research is unique nationally and is adding to our understanding of quality and access issues in the area of newborn screening. He was the chair of the Health Care Management Division of the Academy of Management, the leading academic organization in the United States for management scholars, and a two-time winner of the SUNY Albany School of Public Health’s Excellence in Teaching Award.


Grace M. Lee, M.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor of population medicine and pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Lee’s research focuses on vaccine economics, vaccine safety, infectious disease epidemiology, and infection control and prevention. She is currently principal investigator or coinvestigator on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-, NIH-, and CDC-funded studies. Several key research projects include conducting active surveillance of H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccine safety in the United States, understanding gaps in the vaccine financing and delivery system, modeling the cost-effectiveness of vaccines and interventions to reduce health care–associated infections, and evaluating the impact of Medicare’s policy of nonpayment for health care–associated infections in hospital settings. Dr. Lee joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and Children’s Hospital Boston in 2003 after completing an AHRQ postdoctoral fellowship. She received her M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and M.P.H. at Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her pediatric residency and



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